Writer and Director: Ari Aster
Stars: Florence Pugh; Jack Reynor; Vilhelm Blomgren; William Jackson Harper and Will Poulter
The BMAF SYNOPSIS:
The film opens as we learn Dani has suffered a tragic loss in her life. She is about to face more loss, as her boyfriend Christian is about to go abroad with best friends Josh and Mark to visit a mid-Summer festival in Sweden with their friend of the area, Pelle.
Christian has however invited Dani to come with them, thinking she would say no, but she decides to accept the offer, especially as she feels welcomed and receives empathy from Pelle especially.
At the festival, they are made more than welcome, despite being outsiders, once arrived they start to enjoy the rituals and dancing in what seems to be like any other festival.
However, as other rituals of the festivals are discovered, the group are more and more concerned at what they have seen and just how far it could go!
The BMAF RATING:
This will not be for all horror film fans, the director’s previous film, Hereditary, which we have not seen, split audiences from being a masterpiece to utter rubbish and this seems to be falling in the same category.
However, we found this to be a Modern Day Wicker Man with some shocking moments and overall a real suspenseful and eerie flow to it, many will see the ending coming but the journey to it is well worth your time.
Despite its 2 hour plus run time, our attention was kept and stayed with us long after seeing the film, it is well worth your time in seeking it out.
The BMAF REVIEW:
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